Once you’ve spent your time and money visiting a salon to get gorgeous new hair color, you’ll need to take a few steps to make sure that color sticks around. To help you protect your investment, we’ve rounded up a few of our top tips to help you keep your color from fading too quickly and your hair looking healthy, especially as we prepare to head into colder weather.
Tip #1 - Wait 48 hours before shampooing. After your hair is colored, wait at least two days (three or four is even better) before you shampoo. This will give the hair shaft time to close so that the color won’t rinse out right away.
Tip #2 - Choose the right shampoo and conditioner. By using products that are specifically formulated for color-treated hair, you will be safeguarding your hair from harsh ingredients that might strip the color right back out. The right products will go a long way towards extending your shade’s life and vibrancy. You can find the best shampoos and conditioners for colored hair here.
Tip #3 - Use a color-safe dry shampoo in between washes. Shampooing your hair every day can cause major color fade. Keep your hair looking and feeling fresh in between washes with a dry shampoo that’s safe for color-treated hair, such as Dry Wash®.
Tip #4 - Nourish strands with a hair mask. Treat your color-treated hair once a week with a deep-conditioning treatment such as Ultimate Color Repair® Mask to add moisture back.
Tip #5 - Protect color from heat. Keep your hair color safe from damage from heat styling tools and exposure to the sun by using a thermal protectant. We recommend Color Protect® Locking Spray by Paul Mitchell.
Tip #6 - Refresh your color in-between color services. Ask your stylist for a gloss treatment, or we can give you a customized take-home treatment with Color Craft™. This customizable color conditioning system will be mixed by your stylist and then used at home to help extend the life of your color.
Is your color-treated hair in need of a little extra TLC? Come see us at Walk In Salon, A Robert Cromeans Salon, where we have the tools and expertise to help you address all your hair care concerns. We have salons in San Diego, Las Vegas, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. Make an online reservation or download our free mobile app to make appointments at your convenience on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.